Exeter Chiefs prop Marcus Street signs new contract

Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter
Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter

Exeter Chiefs have announced that tighthead prop Marcus Street has signed a new contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Street is a product of the Exeter Chiefs academy and went on to make his club debut in the Anglo-Welsh Cup game against Cardiff in November 2016.

The 25-year-old has gone on to play 84 appearances for the club and represented England at the Under 18 and Under 20 levels.

“Having been born and bred in Exeter, my proudest achievement is being able to pull on the jersey and call myself an Exeter Chief," he told the club's official website.

“As I’m staying at Sandy Park, I hope I can continue to grow as a player and a person as we see what we can accomplish as a squad going forward.”

Exeter Chiefs director of rugby Rob Baxter is delighted with Street extending his stay at the club.

“Marcus we think has probably had his best season for Exeter. We’re aware he’s had some injury issues in the past and that he’s obviously had to compete against some front-line tightheads – like he’s had to do this season as well.

“I think we’ve seen him grow throughout the course of the year, particularly in his scrummaging which has come on leaps and bounds through working with Ross McMillan. In his overall play, he’s become a very important member of our pack of forwards.

“He’s had very stiff competition from Ehren Painter and Josh Iosefa-Scott, so he’s done exceptionally well. We’re delighted he’s going to stay to continue his journey with us.

"I know Rob Hunter in particular has been working really hard with him and a lot of what he is doing around the field now is important to what we’re trying to achieve.”